LING675 - Language and Cognition

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Language and Cognition
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING675401
Course number integer
675
Registration notes
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Meeting times
W 09:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
John C. Trueswell
Anna Papafragou
Description
This is a seminar on how language relates to perception and cognition. The seminar pays particular attention to the question of whether and how language might affect (and be affected by) other mental processes, how different languages represent the mental and physical world, and how children acquire language-general and language-specific ways of encoding human experience. The course incorporates cross-linguistic, cognitive and developmental perspectives on a new and rapidly changing research area.
Course number only
675
Cross listings
PSYC675401
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No

LING650 - Topics in Natl Lang Synt

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Natl Lang Synt
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING650301
Course number integer
650
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Julie Legate
Description
Detailed study of topics in syntax and semantics, e.g., pronominalization, negation, complementation. Topics vary from term to term.
Course number only
650
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No

LING620 - Topics in Phonetics

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Phonetics
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING620301
Course number integer
620
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
M 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Description
Topics in Phonetics
Course number only
620
Use local description
No

LING610 - Tocharian

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Tocharian
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING610301
Course number integer
610
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 11:00 AM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Donald A Ringe
Description
Selected topics either in Indo-European comparative linguistics or in historical and comparative method.
Course number only
610
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No

LING575 - Mental Lexicon

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Mental Lexicon
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING575001
Course number integer
575
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
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Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
David Scott Embick
Description
An investigation of the psychological representations and processing of words. Topics include: the extraction of words from speech; lexical access and production; the induction of morphological and phonological regularities in word learning; decomposition of morphologically complex words; frequency effects in morphological processing; storage vs. computation in the lexicon; the past tense debate; morphological change. This course makes extensive use of linguistic corpora. Students will also be familiarized with experimental design issues in the psycholinguistic study of the lexicon.
Course number only
575
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No

LING556 - Historical Syntax

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Historical Syntax
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING556301
Course number integer
556
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
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Meeting times
M 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Anthony S Kroch
Description
Introduction to the study of the syntax of languages attested only in historical corpora. The course will cover methods and results in the grammatical description of such languages and in the diachronic study of syntactic change.
Course number only
556
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No

LING551 - Syntax II

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Syntax II
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING551001
Course number integer
551
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
graduate
Description
The second half of a year-long introduction to the formal study of natural language syntax. Topics to be covered include grammatical architecture; derivational versus representational statement of syntactic principles; movement and locality; the interface of syntax and semantics; argument structure; and other topics. The emphasis is on reading primary literature and discussing theoretical approaches, along with detailed case-studies of specific syntactic phenomena in different languages.
Course number only
551
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No

LING531 - Phonology II

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Phonology II
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING531001
Course number integer
531
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Eugene Buckley
Description
Second half of a year-long introduction; continues LING 530. Topics to be surveyed include syllable structure and moraic theory; the prosodic hierarchy; the properties and representation of geminates; templatic and prosodic morphology; reduplication and emergence of the unmarked; and metrical phonology (properties of stress, foot typology, and issues of constituency). Emphasizes hands-on analysis of a wide range of data.
Course number only
531
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No

LING525 - Biol Signals & Systems

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Biol Signals & Systems
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING525001
Course number integer
525
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
M 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
F 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Mark Yoffe Liberman
Description
A hands-on signal and image processing course for non-EE graduate students needing these skills. We will go through all the fundamentals of signal and image processing using computer exercises developed in MATLAB. Examples will be drawn from speech analysis and synthesis, computer vision, and biological modeling.
Course number only
525
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No

LING521 - Phonetics II

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Phonetics II
Term
2020A
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING521001
Course number integer
521
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
MW 09:00 AM-10:30 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Mark Yoffe Liberman
Description
This is a methodology course, which focuses on how to conduct phonetics research using very large speech corpora. Topics include scripting and statistical techniques, automatic phonetic analysis, integration of speech technology in phonetics studies, variation and invariability in large speech corpora, and revisiting classic phonetic and phonological problems from the perspective of corpus phonetics.
Course number only
521
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No